• Can My Carpet Really Be Making My Allergies Worse?

    Don’t let your carpet make you suffer with allergies.

    Can My Carpet Really Be Making My Allergies Worse?
    There are allergens in every home, but dirty carpets contain the highest amount of allergens that cause allergy symptoms such as skin rashes, runny nose, asthma, and itchy eyes.

    Carpet, unlike tile or wood floors, can hold much more dirt, dust and debris before it begins to look dirty. As the carpet traps the dust and dirt, mold spores and dander begin to form which can increase the symptoms of allergies.

    Allergen Trapping

    The carpet acts a sort of filter, because the air born allergens get trapped in the carpet and continue to build until it is removed. Vacuuming helps to remove some of the allergens, but a professional carpet cleaning is the best way to completely remove dirt and dust.

    When your carpet is professionally steam cleaned, you can be assured that all of the allergens have been completely removed, as opposed to being pushed deeper into the carpet and the matting.

    Some of the allergens that are typically found in carpets include:
    • Insect debris
    • Insecticides
    Pet hair and dander
    • Mold and mildew
    • Pollens
    • Cigarette smoke
    • Residual cleaning chemicals
    • Dust mites

    Allergens can cause serious problems for anyone in your home with allergies. And over time, even those who did not previously have allergies may develop them.

    To avoid these types of allergens from building up in your carpet, you should vacuum at least once each week and have Whitehall Carpet deep clean your carpets about every three months. Click to set your appointment now.

    By: Matt Lashway Wednesday, July 31, 2013
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